PCAK is the first professional body in Eastern and Central Africa to recognize the criminology profession where we endeavor to contribute to the broader transformation of Kenya and the Kenyan society through equity, endorsement of values enriched in the Kenyan institution where we promote security professionals via innovations
Competency Assessment and certification of criminologists and award of RCrim Titles
Criminal Investigations training and crime news alerts and the following actions
Mentorship of criminology, criminal justice and security studies students.
As an association, we also seek to work closely with other recognized security agencies across East Africa and with other associations across the world whose objectives are parallel to those of PCAK.
Greetings. It gives me irresistible pleasure as I welcome you into this website for the fundamental reason that it is you and that other good person out there that our great organization, opens its doors so that you can enhance our great dream of PCAK, which is to be a global professional body of Criminologists existing to promote effective and efficient professional services.
The mandatory demand by employment sectors for employees to belong to a professional body that meets the legal and professional accreditation is a command that can never be resisted.
With this missing for the criminologists in this vibrant Nation -Kenya, for a long period, it became mandatory that this body, the Professional Criminologists Association of Kenya (PCAK), be established. Kenya, being a multi-ethnic nation and strategically placed for global focus in economy and humanitarian development, is often targeted by terrorism and other criminal activities. Negative Ethnicity is a threat we cannot ignore, as well. All this call for very professional services in crime control and security management.
1. What is PCAK?
PCAK is a registered Association for Criminologists. “The Association” means Professional Criminologist Association of Kenya (PCAK). This Association does not seek any political power/office, rather it seeks to influence policies that will enhance professionalism within the human/physical security and Criminal Justice sectors of the economy
2. Who is a Criminologist?
A Criminologist is any member who is actively engaged in the practice of Criminology and whose competence has been assessed and certified as competent through the qualifying competence based assessment examination in line with the requirements set by the PCAK Board of Directors.
3. Who is a “Member in Good standing”?
“Member in good standing” means a member who is current in his Annual membership subscriptions and required contributions to the PCAK and has not in any way acted in a manner which has likely to jeopardize the public image of PCAK
4. What is the aim of the Association?
The aim of the Association is to seek to promote & bring about professionalism within the “practice of Criminology” & also to engage & challenge members/peers to embrace professionalism in the security sector.
5. What are the Objectives of PCAK?
A global leader in the promotion of professionalism among criminologists.
To be a global professional body of Criminologists, existing to promote effective and efficient professional services in crime prevention, detection and investigation as well as law enforcement, custody and rehabilitation of offenders, among other services while in service of our fellowmen, community and country.
6. What are the membership Categories to the Association?
Membership of the PCAK shall be open to:
7. What are the applicable Membership Fees and the procedure for application?
Once the documents have been vetted and approved the prospective Applicant will be notified to immediately submit the duly filled in PCAK Membership Form and the requisite fees deposited with the PCAK bank A/c.
The cleared Applicant member will be allocated his/her PCAK membership category and begin to enjoy the status of PCAK bonafide member.
Membership fees of Ksh 4,500 to be paid to PCAK Co-op Bank A/c. 01134174178300.